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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health Resources Celebrates 15th Anniversary (Part 1)
08/13/2012

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

Fifteen years ago this month Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital came together as Texas Health Resources.

Through the years the system has expanded and aligned with key stakeholders under the mission statement — “To improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

In 15 short years we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars back into the communities we serve, expanding our ability to meet the health needs of a rapidly growing population.

The people of Texas Health have delivered more than 385,000 babies during the last 15 years. That’s more than the entire population of our headquarters city of Arlington.

In 15 years, we’ve treated more than 7.5 million emergency room patients. We’ve also grown to be the largest health system in North Texas in terms of patients served. Approximately one in four North Texas residents seeking hospital care is treated at a Texas Health facility.

This is just the beginning. We’re on a journey to change the way people think and act about their own health. That is the only way to reform healthcare and bend the cost curve away from its upward trajectory. Working with physicians, payers, employers and other providers, we’ll build on the progress we have made in the first 15 years.

For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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